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ADP RUN

Top Rated
170 Ratings

QuickBooks Premier

Top Rated
239 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
170 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 101

QuickBooks Premier

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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ADP RUN

ADP RUN seems to be very well suited towards smaller businesses. The site is simple to use and has plenty of features for handling payroll and basic HR functions. I think the system would be a bit cumbersome to use with a larger number of employees (25+), unless you opted to use their time and attendance program.
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QuickBooks Premier

QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.6
QuickBooks Premier
8.1
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.3
QuickBooks Premier
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
QuickBooks Premier
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
QuickBooks Premier
7.1
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.3
QuickBooks Premier
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
9.1
QuickBooks Premier
7.6
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
9.1
QuickBooks Premier
7.5

Customization

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
7.3
API for custom integration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
7.3
Plug-ins
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
7.3

Security

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.8
Single sign-on capability
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Role-based user permissions
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.9

Reporting & Analytics

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.5
Dashboards
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.8
Standard reports
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Custom reports
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
7.9
Accounts payable
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Accounts receivable
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Cash management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.6
Bank reconciliation
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
9.3
Expense management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
9.1
Time tracking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.0
Fixed asset management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.2
Multi-currency support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Multi-division support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
6.8
Regulations compliance
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
4.0
Electronic tax filing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
9.2
Self-service portal
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Global Financial Support
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
7.4
Intercompany Accounting
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.4
Localizations
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.7
Enterprise Accounting
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
9.0
Configurable Accounting
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.2
Centralized Rules Framework
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
6.5
Standardized Processes
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
9.3

Inventory Management

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
6.6
Inventory tracking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.0
Automatic reordering
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
4.3
Location management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
9.0
Manufacturing module
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
5.0

Order Management

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Pricing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Order entry
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
9.5
Credit card processing
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
8.5
Cost of goods sold
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
9.3
Order Orchestration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
10.0
End-to-end order visibility
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
10.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
5.7
Branded client dashboards
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Client data roll-up capabilities
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Configurable alerts
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Billing bypass
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Client template cloning
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Single sign-on
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Configurable client onboarding questions
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Cross-client workflow management
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
5.0
Industry-specific versioning
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
7.5
Legacy system data migration
ADP RUN
QuickBooks Premier
5.0

Pros

  • The key strength of ADP's Run is the simplicity of their web portal. Site navigation is easy thanks to large Icons and clearly described links. Every feature seems to be accessible within 2 to 3 clicks.
  • ADP's support is very helpful. I have called in a few times and the wait is never long to reach a support rep. The support has been able to address any issues I've had in a timely manner and will stay on the line to walk through steps until I am comfortable with them.
  • The sales reps are great. They did a great job of walking through the features and comparing them to my current provider. They came onsite to help with the transition to ADP, and even came to walk us through the first couple payrolls to make sure all the steps were understood.
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  • QuickBooks Premier is easy to use, yet flexible and powerful enough to handle some complicated accounting scenarios.
  • QuickBooks Premier offers a wide array of canned reports. Custom reports can be easily created.
  • QuickBooks Premier with Enhanced Payroll gives us the tools to handle complex payrolls with multiple variables.
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Cons

  • One feature that would be useful is a recall option when submitting payroll. An option to redo a payroll within 30 minutes of submitting would be a useful feature that would cut back on the chances of making a mistake.
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  • Support for older versions of QuickBooks ends after three years, then users must purchase the newest version at full price. Renewals should be deeply discounted for existing users.
  • I would like to see better in-product inventory tracking, so we can choose LIFO or FIFO rather than the ambiguous "average cost" method.
  • I would like to be able to assign payroll taxes to jobs for better job costing.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 2 answers
ADP is a great service that saves us time and money in supporting our payroll operations.
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QuickBooks Premier10.0
Based on 11 answers
Love it on a cost benefit schedule and the use of the program in the market.
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Usability

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
QuickBooks Premier7.9
Based on 9 answers
The program does what it does well and is fairly flawless. There are always things that can be improved but the program remains extreemly reliable and predictable
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Premier8.9
Based on 5 answers
It has been a cery stable program
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Performance

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No answers yet
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QuickBooks Premier5.7
Based on 4 answers
It takes forever to load.
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Support

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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QuickBooks Premier7.4
Based on 7 answers
Support during normal business hours is some of the best I've seen. However after hours support is outsourced to Asia
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Implementation

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Premier7.2
Based on 7 answers
You should implement Quickbooks in stages if you have multiple users.
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Alternatives Considered

While I still use QuickBooks for other accounting and bookkeeping uses, RUN was a lot more user-friendly when it came to payroll. It was cheaper and I felt that the help/assistance was much better, that if I did run into any issues, I would have an answer very quickly.
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QuickBooks' user-interface and features are better than that of other accounting systems we have encountered so far. It is easier to navigate through accounting modules and reports even for bookkeeping beginners
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

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QuickBooks Premier8.1
Based on 27 answers
Very easy to pull the information we need from their files. I do see the need to store the password for every client to be a hassle - I'd like to see the password saved once you open that client's records for the year. It would also be nice to have the program open a client's records from an earlier version of the program without having to convert it.
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Scalability

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QuickBooks Premier6.2
Based on 4 answers
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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Return on Investment

  • ADP is slightly less expensive than our previous payroll company, and their special offer for transitioning helped save us even more money.
  • The website's simplicity has cut down on the amount of time it takes to run payroll which makes more time to deal with other tasks.
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  • QuickBooks Premier lowers staffing and out sourcing costs by allowing one person to enter and maintain your companies finances.
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Pricing Details

ADP RUN

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

QuickBooks Premier

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details